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Harassment Guidelines

  1. Questions, assistance or violations related to this policy should be directed to the university’s Office of Equal Opportunity, 540-568-6991.

  2. If a student believes that he/she has been harassed by an employee, an affiliate, or visitor, the student should take one or more of the following actions:

    2a. Discuss the matter with the faculty member, staff member, affiliate, or visitor involved, explaining why a particular comment or action was offensive.

    2b. Discuss the matter with the immediate supervisor of the faculty or staff member, or the sponsor of the affiliate, giving an account of the comment or action in question.

    2c. Bring a charge of harassment a Title IX Officer under Policy 1324.  A student athlete may file a complaint with the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance (AAD) 540-568-8036. The Title IX Officer who is assigned to handle complaints by all other students under this policy is the Director of the University Health Center (UHC) 540-568-3532.

  3. If a student believes that he/she has been harassed by a student, the student should take one or more of the following actions:

    3a. Discuss the matter with the accused, explaining why a particular comment or action was offensive.

    3b. Bring a charge of harassment to the Office of Judicial Affairs in Frederikson Hall, Section C, Room 101.

  4. If a student employee believes that he or she has been a victim of harassment by a student, an employee, an affiliate, or a visitor, he or she should take one or more of the following actions:

    4a. Discuss the matter with the accused, explaining why a particular comment or action was offensive.

    4b. Discuss the matter with the immediate supervisor of the accused, if applicable, giving an account of the comment or action in question.

    4c. Contact the Student Work Experience Center at 540-568-8167.

    4d. Bring a charge of harassment to the Judicial Affairs Office if the accused is a student, or to a Title IX Officer under Policy 1324 if the accused is an employee, affiliate or visitor.  A student athlete may file a complaint with the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance (AAD) 540-568-8036. The Title IX Officer who is assigned to handle complaints by all other students under this policy is the Director of the University Health Center (UHC) 540-568-3532.

  5. Regardless of the identity of the alleged harasser, a student may discuss the matter with the Dean of Students, the director of the Counseling and Student Development Center or the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity. The student will be advised of proper university procedures that can be pursued.

  6. All complaints will be held in confidence to the extent possible and counseling and other services will be provided. However, even though the accusing student may wish not to be identified, the university has an obligation to take prompt and appropriate steps if sexual harassment has occurred.

  7. A student also has the option of filing a formal charge of harassment with the U.S. Department of Education. The address and telephone number are available from the Office of Equal Opportunity, 540-568-6991.